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Kimbell Art Museum: The Artist’s Eye with Ariel Davis
April 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ariel Davis, painter, Fort Worth
Moderated by Katherine Stephens, curatorial assistant
What does the art of the past mean to the artist of the present? In this ongoing program, moderated by Kimbell staff, artists and architects discuss works in the museum’s collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.
The stylized figurative paintings and murals of Ariel Davis reflect on humanity, relationships, and time. Capturing the energy, mood, and story of a scene or persons remains at the core of her work, defined by her loose style and use of bold color. She employs photography, collage, and digital manipulation to create unique images for her paintings and often collaborates with individuals in the community as subjects in her work.
Images: Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren (detail), c. 1759, oil on canvas; Ariel Davis, Hillary (detail), 2018, oil on canvas